Equity and Diversity

The Equity and Diversity focus area emphasizes social justice and the continued diversification in today’s higher education environment. From recent court decisions and new legislation to diversification of the profession’s workforce, NASPA recognizes the impact that Equity and Diversity has on our professionals. Through our identity-base Knowledge Communities, NASPA events, the Commission on Equity and Inclusion, and writing and research opportunities, NASPA provides resources and creates communities around these issues, creating ample opportunities for involvement and support which enables growth and understanding in the student affairs profession.

Equity and Diversity

Equity and Diversity
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  • Dear Colleague: #MeToo

    Recognizing and combatting sexual violence is paramount to our work as higher education professionals, now during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and all year round.

    Posted on April 14, 2019 at 04:19 PM by Women in Student Affairs
  • #CLDE19: Not-to-Miss Pre-conference Workshops on Wed. Jun 5

    During the 2019 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting there are a variety of half-day and full-day pre-conference workshops geared toward creating campus cultures, pedagogies and practices that advance a thriving democracy. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore assessment, political engagement and academic freedom, dialogue and deliberation, and more!

    Posted on April 12, 2019 at 07:10 AM by LEAD Initiative
  • Call for Submissions to the WISA Blog

    WISA is dedicated to highlighting the voices and stories of the womxn of NASPA. Consider writing for us!

    Posted on April 7, 2019 at 11:51 AM by Women in Student Affairs
  • State Investment in Higher Ed: Free College and Promise Programs in 2019

    State budgets represent the foundation of how our government invests in creating an informed and educated citizenry and workforce. Tuition prices in many states are often set by the state legislature and decisions about institutional funding allocations can work either to exacerbate or alleviate state-level educational opportunity gaps. As our national economy continues to recover, albeit slowly, from the 2008 recession, state budgets are shifting toward a greater investment in education. According to recent analysis by the Pew Charitable Trusts, at least 15 states now cover college tuition for at least some students. The “free college” conversation continues, with 81 pieces of legislation across 29 states currently included on the Education Commission of the States’ State Policy Watchlist. The policies vary and almost none are truly open to all students for all institutions, but states are actively taking up the charge to address college costs and, in some cases, increase access for low-income and historically underrepresented groups. This post by NASPA director of policy research and advocacy, Teri Lyn Hinds, reviews some key terms and considerations of the policies for student affairs professionals as well as provides a brief overview of equity considerations in free college proposals. Student affairs professionals in states considering free college programs can reach out to their legislators to advocate for proposals that will better serve all students by offering concrete suggestions for improving the policies or even by providing examples of how the proposals would impact students they work with.

    Posted on March 21, 2019 at 07:16 AM by RPI Blog

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